Decision details

Silverthorne Lane Conservation Area designation

Decision Maker: Director: Development of Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In 2012 this part of the wider Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone was identified as having heritage value. In 2019 the Council received requests from members of the public and local interest groups to consider designating the wider Silverthorne Lane area as a conservation area.
A six-week public consultation exercise was undertaken during January and February 2021. 23 responses were received including 2 objections that objected to the principle of a conservation area designation but did not dispute the area is of historic interest and contains heritage value.
Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 the Council has the ability to “… determine which parts of their area are areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance, and shall designate those areas as conservation areas”.
Under the current Growth and Regeneration Directorate Scheme of Delegations the Director: Development of Place is delegated the authority to designate conservation areas.
The Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning and City Design was briefed in March 2021 and supported the designation.


Approval to designate the Silverthorne Lane area as a new Conservation Area and adopt the associated character appraisal.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Not to designate the area a Conservation Area – but this would leave recognised heritage assets, which are an identified part of the historic character of the area, at risk of harm or loss, and would be contrary to the expressed desire of members of the public and local amenity groups.
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 30/03/2021

Date of decision: 25/03/2021